Aged Care


Home Care Package

Restrictions

For example, you are unable to use the money to pay for:

  • Home care fees – especially in relation to a situation where it’s deemed that you can afford to contribute to the costs of your Home Care Package
  • Household utility bills (e.g. gas, electricity or water)
  • Permanent accommodation, such as rent, home purchase or mortgage repayments
  • Modifications to your home or other personal possessions that are not directly related to your aged care needs
  • Holidays, inclusive of travel and accommodation costs
  • Gambling activities
  • Services and items covered under the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) or Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

Please note: This is not a comprehensive list, as other restrictions may apply. As such, it is important to discuss your options with your aged care service provider in regards to the allocation of your Home Care Package funding.